Buying Black Wheels? Complete the Look with Black TPMS Sensor/Valve Parts

If you're someone who notices the details on any vehicle, you can probably recall seeing a nice set of black wheels only to have your eyes wander to the bright silver valve stem. These silver valve parts look out of place on a black aftermarket wheel. Tire Rack offers an optional black TPMS sensor / valve part kit for $2.99 per wheel. Therefore, when you...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta AST

I replaced the OEM tires on my 2010 Mazdaspeed3 with these Kumhos and I really like them and will buy them again. I have been so satisfied that we just bought a set of these tires for my son's 2002 Ford Focus ZX3 with Enkei 17 alloy wheels.I do not use these tires in the winter as we change our wheels and tires to Bridgestone Blizzaks on steel wheels for the...  Read More

Light and Strong: Enkei Racing Series Offers Excellent Wheels for the Track and Autocross

Enkei Racing Series custom wheels feature the latest designs, composite alloy technology and casting and forging processes. Enkei's quality testing surpasses stringent JGTC standards. This dedication to perfection helps them deliver the best in modern alloy wheels.Creating the unique styles for today's market, Enkei Racing Series wheels are manufactured...  Read More

Wheel and Tire Fitments for Subaru BRZ / Scion FR-S Now Available

Since the release of the Subaru BRZ and its twin the Scion FR-S, we have been able to get both vehicles to Tire Rack's headquarters for measurements. First indication is that these very capable cars have been very "under tired" from the factory. Despite its excellent poise and impressive skidpad numbers, the BR-Z and FR-S are shod with a narrow...  Read More

Wheels for 2013 Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S in Stock SCCA

Good news for those running stock class in SCCA that have their Subaru BRZ or Scion FR-S. Enkei Racing Series is making a version of their popular RPF1 wheel in a 17x7" size with an offset of ET42. Weighing in at a scant 14.5 lbs, the wheel will be a great choice for both vehicles. The 5-100 bolt pattern wheel is available in both the black and bright silver ...  Read More

FR-S and BRZ Now Available for Wheel Upgrades

After what seems to be decades of waiting, the first Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ are beginning to arrive.   Initial vehicle availability will be tight. Here at Tire Rack, we're still waiting to get them in our studio to be photographed. Thanks to the help from our suppliers, we've been able to post a preliminary list of compatible wheels for the FR-S and BRZ...  Read More

Looking for the Best Lightweight Track Wheels at a Value Price?

Switching out your vehicle's heavy, factory steel or alloy wheels is one of the easiest bolt-on performance upgrades for your track vehicle. Just by switching to a lighter weight wheel, your car will instantly feel quicker and respond better compared to your stock wheels. The rotational force to get a lighter weight wheel to move and stop is less, therefore...  Read More

Enkei Brings Back the Classic Apache Wheel

Enkei has a rich history dating back over thirty years, originating in Japan with a focus on lightweight aftermarket and Original Equipment wheels intended for high-performance applications. In fact, Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton and his team rely on Enkei wheels for their durability and weight savings for their race cars.While many new vehicles come...  Read More

Enkei Introduces the New Raijin in Hyper Silver, Black and Gunmetal

Enkei has been best known for offering high-quality wheels that are lightweight and durable for smaller sports cars. Recently, the company introduced the Raijin wheel that features the classic split-spoke design for larger sport sedans and even SUVs in an 18" diameter.   The Enkei Tuning Series Raijin combines the very desirable spoke design that has become a...  Read More

Enkei Tuning Series Raijin Wheels are Becoming a Hot Topic

I've been seeing more posts and questions about the Enkei Tuning Series Raijin wheel on the BMW forums. Enkei has been producing high quality wheels since the 1950s and is well known by racers and tuners.   This lightweight performance wheel is hub centric for the BMW 3 Series in most sizes and offers outstanding quality. The wheel even carries a lifetime...  Read More

Enkei Tuning Series Raijin: God of Thunder

New for 2012, Enkei Tuning Series has released the Raijin, named after the Japanese god of thunder.   Enkei did a fantastic job of creating a beautiful, functional wheel. The face of the spokes have just enough of a cut to create some contrast on the wheel, while the concave center adds a touch of softness.   Raijin wheels come in an 18" diameter and are...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Exclaim UHP

Using as a summer tire. Good traction on dry and wet pavement. Was on the car during light snow; it did okay, but not recommended. There's minimal noise, but the tire is still relatively new. Have not noticed any unusual wear. Cornering is stable. Pleasantly surprised with price/performance. If they last 25,000+/- at similar level of performance, I'll buy...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110

I have had these tires on my car for one season now. I got heavy into autocross this year and well I was running all seasons, which I was stopped after my second run of the day with my cords showing on my back tire. I wanted summer tires however in chicago, I would have to get a set of winters as well. So i started shopping wheels and tires. I ended up...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hoosier Radial Wet H2O

My 2006 Mazda MX-5 (3rd generation Miata) is prepped for C Street Prepared class autocross competition, where I compete against the smaller & much lighter 1st and 2nd gen Miatas. My drivetrain/suspension mods include AST 5220 coilovers, Hyperco springs, Hotchkis RX-8 front swaybar (no rear bar), full polyurethane bushings, and Mazdaspeed LSD. The engine is...  Read More

Enkei Racing PF01 Wheels. Thanks to MAT!

Last April, I discussed putting new wheels on my vehicle. After making my decision and driving the new setup for some time, I'm quite pleased with my selection.  I went with the Enkei Racing PF01 for several reasons. First, is the brand's reputation. Several F1 teams, including the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team use them. For many SCCA and NASA members,...  Read More

Wheel Spotlight: Enkei Racing RPF1

The RPF1 is one of the most popular designs in Enkei's flagship product line, Enkei Racing. Their clean, purposeful design combined with an exceptionally light weight makes them a popular choice with enthusiasts who want the very best performance.Enkei's combination of sound structural design and high quality construction allows for a very lightweight wheel...  Read More

Wheels & Tires for the 2011-2012 VW Jetta

Despite what some automotive experts say, I really like the new Volkswagen Jetta. And, if the original Jetta tires and wheels are not to your liking, some aftermarket car rims and tires could really increase the vehicle's style. As you try to envision how a given wheel will fit on your car, keep in mind that the offset spec effects the overall look. How...  Read More

Special Deal on Enkei Racing Series 17" NT03-M Bright Silver

Producing racing wheels for Formula One, WRC and Super GT Series, Enkei knows how to engineer wheels. The challenge is to make a wheel that's both light and strong. New wheels need to look good but heavy wheels will hurt braking, acceleration and steering feel. Read "Road Wheel Weights Can Affect Your Vehicle's Show...And Go" to see the role wheel weight...  Read More

Wheel Options Already Available for Fiat 500

For the first time in decades, Fiat has launched a hot new hatch for use in the States. The Fiat 500 and its various trim levels have hit select dealerships across the country and are already receiving aftermarket support.Manufacturers such as BBS, Enkei, and O.Z. are supplying large amounts of aftermarket wheels that Tire Rack offers as guaranteed fitments....  Read More

Enkei Releases A "Classic"

Enkei has reissued their Enkei92 mesh wheels in popular sizes for Volkswagen, Honda, BMW, Audi and other import applications. The wheel is manufactured using the original castings in an effort to recreate the timeless look!  Enkei Classic Enkei92 (Black w/Machined Lip) Enkei Classic Enkei92 (Gold w/Machined Lip) Enkei Classic Enkei92 (Silver w/Machined Lip) Enk...  Read More